First-ever White House community college summit set for Oct. 5
The Washington Post
September 15, 2010
The White House says Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, will convene the first-ever White House summit on community colleges on Oct. 5.
President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to lead the world in awarding college degrees by 2020, and he's counting on community colleges to help meet that goal.
The White House said Wednesday that the summit will provide a forum for community college administrators, business leaders, philanthropists, government officials and students to discuss how these schools can help the U.S. have the most educated work force in the world.